K&L Gates nabs Allens corporate partner

By Emma Ryan|25 September 2019
James Clyne

K&L Gates has expanded its corporate practice with the appointment of a new partner who joins from Allens.

James Clyne has been recruited to the K&L Gates partnership. In his new role, Mr Clyne will be based in the firm’s Perth office. 


“Mr Clyne advises on both public and private mergers and acquisitions, as well as equity capital markets matters including equity raises and initial public offerings,” a statement from K&L Gates said.

“Mr Clyne’s extensive corporate experience includes advising on general corporate governance matters, shareholder activism, contested shareholder meetings and disputed transactions involving consideration by Australia’s Takeovers Panel. His practice also encompasses advice on foreign investment and the establishment of debt and structured products.”


Adding to this, Nick Nichola, K&L Gates managing partner, Australia, stated: James is an excellent addition to our Perth office and K&L Gates corporate practice.

“His deep knowledge of and experience with the market in Western Australia will be of tremendous benefit to both our domestic clients and international entities looking at opportunities in Australia. We are pleased to welcome James to the firm.”

Commenting on his new role, Mr Clyne said: I am delighted to be joining the partnership at K&L Gates”.

“I was particularly attracted by the firms impressive global platform and the opportunity to draw upon its expansive reach across five continents. I look forward to being part of the corporate team and collaborating with colleagues across Australia and internationally to support my clients,” he added.

K&L Gates nabs Allens corporate partner
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